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RE: [Axiom-developer] Hyper doc search error

From: Bill Page
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] Hyper doc search error
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 12:09:18 -0500

On February 19, 2006 12:37 PM Tim Daly (root) wrote:
> Gaby wrote: 
> > I'm also curious as to what extent the autoconf/automake machinery
> > will blend with Axiom's pamplet style.
> likely not at all.

I disagree.

> i tried to use the tools but found that they are very, very C 
> specific. we could probably steal the platform recognition routines

Yes, that is the essential part.

> and possibly find a way to solve the awk/gawk/nawk issue but i'd be
> amazed if there was a way to handle axiom (or any large lisp project)
> using automake.

I don't think there is any problem here.

> my long term plan is to push almost everything into ansi common lisp
> and use asdf.

You already know that I think that would be a MAJOR mistake.

> that said, i admit that the configure shell script is complete
> trash. i'm not familiar with the 99 ways of recognizing platforms or
> finding awk/gawk/nawk, etc. and it NEEDS fixing. any effort on this
> would be a big win.

Right on.

Bill Page.

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